Monday, October 4, 2010

All About Lulu by Jonathan Evison


"All about Lulu reads like Salinger for the Freaks and Geeks-meets-Wes Anderson crowd, a whip smart Gen X Lolita (sans pedophilia)" (Gerry Donaghy, Powells.com). I can't say it much better than that. This is the best book I've read since Torsten Krol's latest. It has all the features I like in a book: a guy who is absolutely smitten with an unattainable girl, a depressed female lead, a Seattle setting, and a timeframe that I can relate to. Did I mention a charming Russian entrepreneur and a hotdog stand on Venice Beach? Click here for a full review.